Law enforcement in Peru

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PNP Transito officer in Cusco

Law enforcement in Peru is divided into a national police force and municipal police forces. The Peruvian National Police (Spanish: Policía Nacional del Perú, PNP) is the national police force of Peru. The PNP functions at both a state and local level. Peruvian cities and districts of Lima have a dedicated municipal police force with limited jurisdiction known roughly as a "Watchman Unit" (Spanish: Unidad de Serenazgo). Serenazgo officers have less jurisdiction than the PNP but are not technically a neighborhood watch, which is composed of civilians.

Former Peruvian police forces[edit]

Historical secret police organizations[edit]

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